TitleLe Verrier-- magnificent and detestable astronomer
Author(s)James Lequeux;edited;with an introduction by William Sheehan;translated by Bernard Sheehan
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteLe Verrier was a superb scientist. His discovery of Neptune in 1846 made him the most famous astronomer of his time. He produced a complete theory of the motions of the planets which served as a basis for planetary ephemeris for a full century. Doing this, he discovered an anomaly in the motion of Mercury which later became the first proof of General Relativity. He also founded European meteorology. However his arrogance and bad temper created many enemies, and he was even fired from his position of Director of the Paris Observatory
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers 2. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. SCIENCE / Astronomy
Item TypeeBook
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